Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Two of the most boring characters from the last movie is back in this. Luckily Freddy kills them off early on.

blu“A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER”
1988
Horror/Slasher
USA

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: John Beckman, Kisha Brackel, Robert Englund
Distributor: Warner Bros
Runtime: 93 mins
BLU-RAY REGION ALL

“You shouldn’t have buried me. I’m not dead!”

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Following up the previous Nightmare film, the dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who has the ability to draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his foul domain.

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Freddy had become some sort of a returning super-hero by the time of the fourth film. Giving him more time on-screen, serving one-liner after one-liner. You care less for the kids in this movie, hoping Freddy will take them all. It’s got some nice special effects and dream-sequences but fails to deliver in story, good acting and gore. The good scares are substituted with more fun. The idea is still good, and Robert Englund is the Michael Jackson of evil 80’s movie monsters.

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This one also has a nice couple of extras on the disc.

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